Lecture on Operations Research for Non-Profit Settings

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Aaron Lauve

Okay, so UPS  ♥’s Logistics. Great. (So does FedEx, Aramark, Walmart,… you name it.)

Can somebody please help those bleeding-heart, do-gooder, disorganized, non-profit types who’d like to setup food distribution, mobile healthcare, or humanitarian relief?

Karen Smilowitz to the rescue!

The next speaker in the Undergraduate Colloquium Series is Karen Smilowitz (Northwestern), who will discuss the challenges and rewards of applying tools from Operations Research to non-profit settings.

Monday, November 12th

Lecture: 4:30 p.m., Cuneo Hall 312

Meet the Speaker: 4:00 p.m., Cuneo Hall 312
w/ tea & cookies

Details: http://www.luc.edu/math/ucms/

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with support from the CAS special events fund.

In the Undergraduate Colloquium Series in the Mathematical Sciences, speakers connect mathematics and statistics to a variety of disciplines within the college and beyond. Last year, the series saw lectures on tsunamis, virus outbreaks, music, satellite communication, and more. So far this year, we’ve learned about two new trends in statistical analysis: “swarming” and the emerging field of “algebraic statistics,” as well as what “planar algebras” have to say about two classical problems in topology and graph theory.

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